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Effects of disclosure of sexual identity at work for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) employees in Queensland

Barrett, Nathan, Lewis, Jan, & Dwyer, Angela E. (2011) Effects of disclosure of sexual identity at work for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) employees in Queensland. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Amora Hotel, Wellington.

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Abstract

All Australian businesses are governed by legislation aiming to prevent workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and sexual identity and serious penalties apply to companies found contravening legislation. While other Australian studies have examined these issues, Queensland has either not been included or relevant data is not easily identified. This paper presents the results of an exploratory study using a quantitative survey to determine the consequences of disclosure of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity to colleagues in workplaces in Queensland. Results suggest GLBTI workers are disclosing their sexuality more and are experiencing more discrimination in the workplace, despite anti-discrimination policies. This suggests the need to further investigate companies’ compliance with workplace legislation.

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ID Code: 46897
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: discrimination, workplace, GLBTI, sexual identity, gender, diversity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2011 08:48
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2011 12:39

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